Author Emma Zhao

Live. Learn. Be WISER.

As DukeEngage students, we have been so thankful for the opportunity to meet the WISER girls, build friendships with them and be inspired by their hard work and dedication (hopefully we helped make this summer fun for them too). A few of our team members worked with the girls to put together this music video. […]

Pii-Team Update (Leah Catotti)

It’s really sad to think that this is our last week here at WISER, but it’s nice to reflect on what’s been an incredible summer. The 11 DukeEngage students have taught in schools, done nutrition and water research, explored Muhuru Bay, and danced, laughed, and had fun with the Wiser girls. I’ve been working on […]

“WISER Water” (Jenna Peters)

WISER is an impressive school. But what is even more impressive is that WISER is more than just a secondary school. The project I am working on, a program evaluation of WISER’s clean water kiosks is a perfect example of WISER’s commitment to improving the wider community. Despite the fact that each kiosk is labeled […]

Engineering Club (Jenna Peters)

Earlier this summer, two Duke students, Kendall and Mikayla, started the Engineering Club at WISER. They taught the girls how to make flashlight circuits and then used locally available materials such as water bottles and paper to build functional flashlights. When the next step of the project fell through, there was some concern that the […]

Caught in the Crossfire (Danielle Sumner)

The WISER girls participated in their monthly “Crossfire” academic competition between houses!  The Duke students were dispersed amongst the eight WISER houses, watching in awe of the intense atmosphere as the girls hurriedly crowded around their long dining tables over single sheets of paper with six of eleven difficult subjects.  Each sheet of paper represented […]